Automotive Repair Blog: Tips, Facts, and Fixes

Yearly Archives: 2020

Your A/C May Need A Recharge

Your A/C May Need A Recharge

Even though summer has ended, your car’s A/C is still an essential component to keeping your car cabin cool during warm fall days. If your air conditioning system isn’t properly working, the temperatures inside your vehicle can feel like an oven. A struggling A/C doesn’t always indicate a major repair; the solution may be a more straightforward fix than you expect. An air conditioning recharge is a forgotten gem that can give your a/c system a kick in the pants. Pro Auto Care here in Denver is the automotive air conditioning experts. We want nothing more than to keep you cruising comfortably into winter. If the air blowing from your car vents feels just as hot as the air outside, it may be time for an A/C recharge. The air conditioning system uses coolant to reduce the air’s temperature. An A/C recharge service is a common fix that consists of adding additional refrigerants to the A/C system to help chill the ventilated air. It also lowers the cabin temperature ... read more

Signs Your Cooling System Is Failing

Signs Your Cooling System Is Failing

The moment you turn on your ignition, your vehicle rises to an extremely high temperature. This is a significant reason why having a functional cooling system is essential. The cooling system works to maintain an engine temperature that allows it to function efficiently. It not only helps bring the engine to an adequate temperature but also removes excess heat. If the cooling system is damaged or malfunctioning, your vehicle becomes at risk of significant damage caused by overheating. Below is a list of symptoms that may indicate that your cooling system is failing:   Low Coolant Levels As a part of your general vehicle maintenance, you should always make it a point to check your fluid levels regularly. While your engine is still cold, check your coolant levels in your radiator. If the coolant levels are lower than usual, make a note of it, and top it off. If you regularly notice that your coolant levels are low, it’s best to seek advice because that ... read more

Tips to Remember if You’re Relocating

Tips to Remember if You’re Relocating

This year seems to be the year of radical change with social injustice, a nationwide pandemic, mental growth, and financial burdens. With these changes, more people are packing up and relocating. Relocating can be stressful, especially when it’s to a new state. Many other priorities may lead to minor oversight when it comes to your vehicle. Below is a to-do list for your car to keep handy while you’re packing boxes and hiring movers.   Contact your automotive insurance provider to update your insurance policy. It’s essential to make sure your insurance company is aware of your move to maintain coverage when you arrive in your new state. Depending on where you’re relocating, it may be wise to discuss additional coverage options. Your car insurance premiums may increase or decrease depending on where you move, preparing in advance allows you to shop around to find a more affordable rate if you need to.    Shipping your vehicle can save you h ... read more

How Do You Know if Your Transmission is Going Out?

 How Do You Know if Your Transmission is Going Out?

The transmission is a vital system within your vehicle that has the important job of transferring power from the engine to the wheels. Without it, your vehicle wouldn't go anywhere! When you shift your car into drive, your transmission works smoothly to get those wheels turning. Since it is major in terms of the operation of your car, it's no secret that it needs to be well-taken care of to be properly maintained and to work smoothly.  A failing transmission will definitely show itself with symptoms that can't be ignored. Understanding the warning signs of transmission problems can help you address any issues quickly, which can save you time and money on extensive transmission repairs. The sooner you have the problem taken care of, the better!  Here are some of the symptoms that can indicate a failing transmission:  Buzzing or humming noises coming from under the hood Transmission gears are slipping Burning smell while your vehicle is running Check engi ... read more

What are the Signs of Bad Ball Joints?

What are the Signs of Bad Ball Joints?

The ball joints are the components within the suspension system that act as the main pivot point for the control arms and the steering knuckles. They are designed similar to what you would think of when thinking of a joint in your body - there is a spherical bearing within a socket that moves around easily so that you can control your wheels properly.  The front ball joints are responsible for allowing the front wheels and suspension to move when you turn your steering wheel. If your ball joints are failing, you will begin to notice one or more of the following symptoms:  Clunking noises coming from the front suspension when turning, driving on rough roads, or driving over speed bumps. This is usually a sign that the ball joints are loose.    Excessive vibrations while on the road, which signifies that your ball joints are worn and are vibrating in their sockets. You may feel vibrating in the steering wheel as well.    Steering wanders to the left or ... read more